What are Lumineers®?

Lumineers are a specialized, patented form of porcelain veneers. Traditional veneers are shells of porcelain permanently bonded to the front of teeth in order to produce a more beautiful, pleasing visual effect. Lumineers are a form of veneers designed to maximize the benefits of traditional veneers while reducing the risks. A versatile cosmetic treatment, Lumineers may be suggested by Dr. Valerie H. Musial, to repair:

  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Large gaps separating teeth
  • Fractured or cracked teeth
  • Discolored or stained teeth
  • Irregularly shaped teeth
  • Unusually short teeth
  • Crooked or misaligned teeth

How are Lumineers different than veneers? 

The main difference between Lumineers and traditional veneers is thickness. Lumineers are much thinner than traditional veneers and are more translucent, allowing for multiple benefits. Lumineers closely mimic the natural appearance of tooth enamel and require little to no tooth reduction when they are being applied. With traditional veneers, your tooth enamel is often reshaped or grinded down to accommodate the thickness of the veneer. Lumineers are a great, comfortable option for anyone wishing to improve cosmetic dental flaws. If you are embarrassed to smile, we invite you to contact us at Musial Dental Center to learn more about Lumineers in Mobile, Alabama. We look forward to working with you to improve your smile!